VOORHEESVILLE – On Thursday, December 31, 2009, Elaine V. Price Bailey, 64, also known as “Aunt Elaine” was called into Heaven by the Angels of God while surrounded by her loving family after a short battle with lung cancer. Elaine was born to the late Grace and William Price of Manhattan. She shared many years of marriage and friendship with her husband Dennis Bailey, they enjoyed traveling especially to the ocean, which brought them to live in Myrtle Beach, SC from 2008 to the present. Prior to moving in 2008 she resided in Albany and Guilderland, NY. She owned and operated her own beauty salon from her home, as well as worked as a switchboard operator for Answerphone. Elaine volunteered for many years at the Community Gardens at Farnsworth Middle School with many of her friends from Heritage Village where she resided for many years before moving south. Elaine was a very religious woman, she nurtured, loved and treated everyone she met like they were the most special person in the world. She never judged anyone. If you needed a place to stay she opened her door, if you needed a meal she fed you and if you needed a hug she loved you. She will be greatly missed by many from here and afar.
Elaine is survived by her only son Al Dillenbeck of Voorheesville to whom she devoted her life. She loved and enjoyed being a part of caring for her twin granddaughters, Alli Elaine and Alexa Elizabeth Dillenbeck who were her pride and joy. She shared a very special relationship with her “daughter in law” Jill Conley. Elaine was very close to her sisters, Patricia Cross of Voorheesville, Grace Putnam of Altamont, Gaye Sagar and Maureen Price of Albany, and her brother Richard Price of Altamont. Aside from her undying devotion to her family which includes many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, she is also survived by her stepdaughters and their husbands Debra and Daniel Holser of Averill Park, Donna and Allen Gould of Wynantskill, Denise and Frank Zibura of Greenville, Dawn and Tim Doherty of East Greenbush and 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Elaine was a very loyal friend to everyone she came in contact with, especially Mary Valenti and Shirley Smith who were like sisters to her, and Lenny her feline angel until her death.
The entire family would like to express their deep appreciation to the St Peter’s Community Hospice for their exceptional care that was give to Elaine. The family would also like to give a special thank you to Judy and Shirley for keeping her comfortable and dignified. Services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home prior to the service on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made in her memory to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, view or print a prayer card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.